Liliana De Lima, MHA
IAHPC Executive Director, Houston, Texas
Mentor, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative
Liliana De Lima is a native of Colombia, South America. Her academic background is in clinical psychology with post graduate degrees in clinical psychology and health care administration; and a fellowship in pain and policy studies.
Previously, Liliana held positions including coordinator and director of Hospice La Viga in Colombia and program director of international programs in the Palliative care department, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is a founder of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) and was its President from 2004 to 2010. Since August 2000 she has been the Executive Director of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC).
Liliana is a member of the WHO Expert Committee on the Drug Dependence and served in the WHO Committee on the selection and use of Essential Medicines. She serves as an adviser in several committees and is a board member of her family business in Colombia. Liliana and her husband, Enrique, live in Houston. They have three children who live in Colombia and the UK.